Dr Jonathan Kwan

Dr Jonathan Kwan

MBE MBBS MSc MBA MD FRCP

Nephrology (Renal Medicine)

39 years of experience
25 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Easy going,friendly and down to earth that it doesn't unnerve me to ask question. The huge experience shows in the confidence.“
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Subspecialty

  • Kidney Stones
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2721170
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1559 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1253 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    00:00 - 23:59
    Tue
    00:00 - 23:59
    Wed
    00:00 - 23:59
    Thu
    00:00 - 23:59
    Fri
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Sun
    00:00 - 23:59

    About

    After graduating at King’s College Hospital Medical School in the early 1980’s, Dr Kwan trained in Renal and General Medicine in a number of London Teaching Hospitals, including King’s, St. George’s and The Royal London. Dr Kwan was first appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 1994; he then rose through the ranks of Clinical Director, Divisional Director and Medical Director at Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.

    In 2010, Dr Kwan took a sabbatical and worked abroad for a couple years, where he gained substantial international experience. He is now a consultant nephrologist and general physician at Darent Valley Hospital, Kent. He is also an honorary consultant at King’s College Hospital, where he has regular clinical sessions.

    Dr Kwan has extensive clinical experience in treating all types of kidney patients for over 30 years, with the last 20 being at the Consultant level. He gained a number of national accolades including the Winner of UK Hospital Doctor of the Year in Innovation, 2004, and Runner-up in Renal Team, 2007. Dr Kwan has published over 65 peer-reviewed papers in numerous high-impact journals.

    Dr Kwan was awarded a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for Services to the NHS in 2020.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    All aspects of renal medicine, Hypertension, Early Detection of Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Diabetic Kidney Disease, General Nephrology, Urinary Abnormalities, e.g. haematuria / proteinuria, Dialysis, Renal Transplantation Medicine


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    Medical procedures

    • Kidney Biopsy
    • Dialysis
    • Kidney Dialysis: Haemodialysis
    • Kidney Dialysis: Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Kidney Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Kidney Failure Diagnosis & Treatment
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • Kidney Transplantation (Medical Care)
    • Nephrectomy (Laparoscopic)
    • Nephrectomy (Partial)
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer: Cryotherapy Treatment
    • Renal Transplant
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    • Diabetic Nephropathy (Diabetic Kidney Disease)
    • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    • Kidney Cysts
    • Acute kidney Injury (AKI)
    • Bladder Stones
    • End Stage Kidney Disease
    • General Medicine
    • Glomerular Disease
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Kidney Disease
    • Kidney Failure
    • Kidney Problems
    • Polycystic Kidney Disease
    • Rare Kidney Diseases
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
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    Education

    1981  MB BS (University of London)

    1986  MRCPI

    1986  MRCP(UK)

    1988   Diploma in Immunology (University of London) (Distinction)

    1989  MSc in Biochemistry (University of London)   

    1993  MD – Doctorate of Medicine (University of London)   

    1995  FRCPI (Ireland)

    1998  MBA (International Management Centre, UK)

    1998  FRCPE (Edinburgh)   

    1998  FRCP (London)

    2001  Certificate of Teaching (London Deanery)   

    2013  Assigned Educational and Clinical Supervisor (Health Education South West)

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Bedside Manner
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    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    3/41
    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    2/41
    Diabetic Nephropathy (Diabetic Kidney Disease)
    1/41
    Excessive Protein in urine
    1/41
    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    1/41
    Kidney Biopsy
    1/41
    Kidney Cysts
    1/41
    Nephrology (Renal Medicine)
    1/41
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    (5/5)
    Easy going,friendly and down to earth that it doesn't unnerve me to ask question. The huge experience shows in the confidence.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    We initially approached Dr Kwan for my mothers kidney disease which is at the late stages due to diabetics. In the space of couple of months under the supervision of Dr Kwan, we see a huge improvement to our mother's quality of life. Unlike so many experts who deal with the symptoms, he has taken a holistic approach towards the root causes. This has so far resulted in a significant reduction of our mothers medication with the added benefit of removing their side effects. He has also taken charge of my mothers diabetics alongside the kidney issues, and in the space of couple of months has managed to reduce her insulin need from 24units to 4units a day- something that none of the previous diabetics experts had managed to do!! In addition, at each appointment Dr Kwan provides so much explanation and guidance which helps the patient/carer in understanding what to look out for/ what to avoid/ what to do / what to eat etc- this has been extremely valuable to me as the carer as it gives me confidence that I am doing the right things. He has also been available to address any urgent questions/issues. All in all, our family feels extremely blessed that we have Dr Kwan to look after our mother.
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    Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for the kind remarks.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I started consulting with Dr Kwan in Sierra Leone after dealing with frank hematuria for 6 months non stop with no conclusive diagnosis. From the onset he showed professionalism coupled with empathy and reassurance which helped alleviate a lot of my distress. I later travelled to the UK for in person follow up. Dr Kwan provided efficient and effective strategies to dealing with my case. Within a few weeks I had surgery and the hematuria was resolved. He was with me every step of the way. I highly recommend him, and truly grateful for all his help.
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    Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for the very kind remarks.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    I find Dr Kwan to be an excellent doctor. He is reactive, always available, takes the time to explain in details, is kind and treats the patient physically but also mentally. I was recently talking to a nhs nephrologist that qualified him as a Legend. And i truly believe it and recommend him. ZF
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Great experience. Thorough explanation of my condition and prognosis. Many questions answered that I have been struggling to get answers for out of other doctors.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    The best bedside manner of any doctor I've have ever dealt with, and incredible sense of humor and demeanor that puts you at ease whilst explaining process/procedures/results in a clear and informative way. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Jonathan was just amazing. He explained me my condition and give me the best advice to follow up. I highly recommend, if you’re looking for a good professional
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kwan. He is very prompt with his responses to inquiries and is available via phone or email. I recently moved to the U.K. as a student so was very grateful for his taking the time to walk me through the issues I was experiencing, and how to navigate the healthcare system in this country. Within 24 hours of my making an appointment request, he made time (in his very busy schedule) to speak with me, and then followed up the next day as well. I would 100% recommend reaching out to him if you have chronic or suspected renal issues, as he is excellent in picking up on anxieties and explaining complex topics in a succinct and sensitive way.
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    Jonathan Kwan

    Thank you for your kind words. J

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very pleasant and agreeable bedside manner, especially as Dr Kwan, delivered challenging news which would decide which information would be especially motivating for treatment - the consultation gave me a far greater insight into my medical situation and was delivered to me frankly but with empathy. I was seen by Dr Kwan within 2 minutes of arriving for my appointment. I would most definitely recommend Dr Kwan - extremely knowledgeable and professional but actively listened to my queries, explained clearly his diagnosis and did not make me feel that I was just a list of multiple medical problems. Left the consultation a lot lighter in spirit than when I arrived and felt motivated moving forward.
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    Overall Experience
    (3/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Dr Kwan explained things well and reassured me. I was a little surprised that he didn’t do any of his own tests though and just relied on the blood And urine reports That I had brought in with me
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